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The Archetype Sustainable House at The Living City Campus at Kortright will demonstrate viable, sustainable housing. Through education, training, market transformation and partnership programs it will influence how communities are built, planned, constructed and lived in to minimize ecological footprints and improve people's quality of life.



  • Demonstrate sustainable technologies, materials and practices for the production build residential market.
  • Inform, educate and motivate people about the benefits of adopting sustainable practices, products, services and technologies.
  • Provide training for sustainable products, systems installation and operation.
  • Promote a holistic approach to sustainable housing and community building.
  • Facilitate the market transformation of green or sustainable building practices and technologies.


The Archetype Sustainable House is located at The Living City Campus at Kortright, a sustainability education centre owned and operated by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA), with the support of many partners.

The Living City Campus at Kortright is located just north of Toronto in the City of Vaughan, three kilometers west of Highway 400, north Rutherford Road and south of Major Mackenzie Drive at 9550 Pine Valley Drive.

Visit The Living City Campus at Kortright online through a virtual tour.
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